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    SubjectRe: More linker magic..
    On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > >
    > > > So I think the "automatic initialization" is really only useful for
    > > > anonymous stuff. Device drivers, normal kernel threads, that kind of
    > > > things. Anything more complicated might as well just do proper
    > >
    > > ISA device order has a lot of subtle ordering rules, some tied
    > > to PCI
    > >
    > > I2O before PCI
    > > Network cards in a strict order for ISA probes
    > > Sound cards before joysticks - ISA sound card order is critical
    > >
    > > Maybe for ISA we should just admit defeat and leave ISA devices as they
    > > are now
    > Probably. I really think it's a matter of "if this device really doesn't
    > have any ordering constraints, then we can use the new nifty feature to
    > make it invisible to most users".

    The ISA sorting stuff can perhaps be handled by a /drivers/isa.c which
    hides that ugliness from the rest of the world. Though personally I prefer
    Andi's idea of build-time modprobe to do ordering/dependencies.

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